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A first-of-its-kind kids smartwatch designed to move the next generation of gamers.
Fitbit Ace LTE keeps kids 7+ active with movement-based games, and connected to parents so they’re never out of reach.

As your children grow up and begin to explore the world, you want to encourage them while still keeping them close.

You could buy them a smartphone so they can stay in touch. But maybe you’re not quite ready for that. Another option: Fitbit Ace LTE. It’s Fitbit’s first connected kids smartwatch, designed for ages 7+. And it puts you in control with the dedicated Fitbit Ace app, available for both Android and iOS devices.

To build this device, Google tapped the experts – kids – to learn about the things that really matter to them. Google also worked alongside a panel of industry experts in child psychology, public health, privacy, and digital wellbeing to build a kids watch that motivates children to move more, offers parents peace of mind, and keeps families connected to each other.

Whether your children are off to a birthday party or their first summer at sleepaway camp, it’s easy for them to stay connected to you. A fun and motivating way for kids to stay active

Parents try to teach their kids about the benefits of exercise and other healthy activities. But Fitbit learned very quickly that children prefer exercise that feels like play, not a chore. That’s why Google created Fitbit Ace LTE. It’s a smartwatch for kids that’s designed to keep them moving and focuses on their wellbeing, all by harnessing the power of play. 

Experts say a generation of kids is spending 10-plus hours a week gaming4, and up to 80% of kids are inadequately active.5 While most traditional games don’t encourage exercise, Fitbit Ace LTE uses gaming mechanics to keep children moving. The games are fun, but the exercise is critical for their health. 

Google created the Fitbit Arcade – a collection of games6 specially designed to inspire more movement – using input from children. The screentime components of these games were designed to be played in short, snackable intervals, meaning your kids spend less time looking at their watch and more time moving. The rest of the games involve your child jumping, climbing, running, and bouncing as they go about their day.

In doing so, Fitbit Ace LTE helps motivate your kids to set and achieve their own Move Goal, creating a sense of independence that children crave as they approach their teenage years. The device comes automatically set to a goal of 45 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous daily activity, which helps your kids celebrate movement whether they’re at basketball practice or climbing the monkey bars.6,7

Another perk: Fitbit Ace LTE features unique, limited-edition “smart” bands8 that can be collected and even swapped with friends. Each band unlocks new games and customizable digital experiences for your kids that further motivates them to move and hit their goals.6

A first-of-its-kind kids smartwatch designed to move the next generation of gamers.

Fitbit Ace LTE keeps kids 7+  active with movement-based games, and connected to parents so they’re never out of reach.

A first-of-its-kind kids smartwatch designed to move the next generation of gamers.

Fitbit Ace LTE keeps kids 7+  active with movement-based games, and connected to parents so they’re never out of reach.

Security without a smartphone

Fitbit Ace LTE is fun for kids, but it was also designed with child safety and privacy in mind. It incorporates extensive feedback and testing from parents and kids. The result: Whether your children are off to a birthday party or it’s their first summer at sleepaway camp, it’s easy for them to stay connected to you – without you needing to buy them a smartphone.6 

Plus, parents get some control over when their kids can play with their smartwatch. The School Time feature, for instance, sets up downtime during the day for the kids, while allowing parents to get in touch in case of something urgent comes up.9 If there is an emergency and your child needs to reach you, they can quickly access emergency contacts and Fitbit Ace LTE will automatically call you.1

Using the Fitbit Ace LTE app,10 you can also turn on calling and messaging services1 for up to 20 trusted contacts for your child.11 If your kids can’t reach you, they can call or message these contacts, like grandparents, aunts, or uncles, with the push of a button. 

Another feature that will help put you at ease: Call for Help. It will dial the people you set up as your child’s emergency contacts,11 not 911, so you don’t have to worry about false alarms.

The Fitbit Ace LTE kids smartwatch also lets you keep an eye on your kids with advanced location technology from Google.2,3 Whether they’re walking to school, heading home from soccer practice, or going to a friend’s house, you can check in and make sure they arrive at their destination, just by tapping a button in the Fitbit Ace app. And all without your child needing a smartphone. 

Takeaways
Fitbit Ace LTE gives parents a way to call, message, and locate their child1 without needing to buy kids a smartphone It uses Google’s advanced location technology so you can know where your child is2,3With the help of child development experts, it was designed to keep kids ages 7+ moving via activity-based games, with minimal screen time
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  1. Calling, messaging, and location sharing are dependent upon network connectivity and other factors and may not be reliable for emergency communications or available in all areas. Ace Pass data plan required. Airplane mode disables calling, messaging and location sharing. Device is not capable of calling emergency services, another Fitbit Ace LTE device, or a phone without the Fitbit Ace app installed. Location sharing is available only for users with a supervised Google Account. 

  2.  Ace Pass data plan required. Works with most phones running Android 11.0 or newer or iOS 15 or newer. Requires Wi-Fi for setup. Setup for users under 13 requires parent and child Google Accounts, and parent’s use of Fitbit Ace app on parent’s compatible phone. Older users require Google Account and Fitbit Ace app on user’s compatible phone. See g.co/fitbitace/info for more information. 

  3. Location sharing is dependent on network connectivity and other factors and may not be reliable in an emergency or available in all areas. Airplane mode disables location sharing. Location sharing is available only for users with a supervised Google Account and Ace Pass.  

  4. Source: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/research/the-common-sense-census-media-use-by-tweens-and-teens-2021 

  5.  Source: www.who.int/news/item/22-11-2019-new-who-led-study-says-majority-of-adolescents-worldwide-are-not-sufficiently-physically-active-putting-their-current-and-future-health-at-risk

  6. Accuracy of movement tracking may be affected by physiology, location of device and your movements and activity.

  7. Ace Pass data plan required. 

  8. Additional bands sold separately. 

  9. Supervised Google Account required.

  10. Fitbit Ace app works with most phones running Android 11.0 or newer or iOS 15 or newer.

  11. Parent must set up contacts for users with supervised Google Accounts. Contacts must have a Google Account and the Fitbit Ace app on a compatible phone.